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More Dead Ends and Detours: En Route to Successful Total Synthesis Paperback – July 1, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-3527329762 ISBN-10: 3527329765 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH; 1 edition (July 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3527329765
  • ISBN-13: 978-3527329762
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,486,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Like its predecessor, this book will interest advanced, research-oriented students, their mentors, and organic synthesis practitioners.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.”  (Choice, 1 January 2014)


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Success comes in many forms and in synthesis it can be a failure that results in their ultimate successful solutions. This long-awaited sequel to “Dead Ends and Detours” retains the proven concept while featuring over 20 new case studies of failed strategies and their (successful ) solutions in natural product total synthesis. Additionally, computational models are used to discuss the problem in much more detail and to provide readers with additional information not found in the primary literature. The topics range from classic synthetic reactions (e.g. Diels Alder reaction), metal-mediated coupling reactions, metathesis, and asymmetric catalysis to the importance of protecting and activating groups.

This book will benefit not only graduate students in organic chemistry but also advanced researchers as they gain knowledge derived from the step-by-step analysis of mistakes made in the past and, thus be able to improve their own chemical reaction planning. With its coverage of the most commonly applied reaction types, the book perfectly complements its predecessor, which focuses on general aspects, such as reactivity and selectivity.

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I read only 22 pages and already found so many typos. The schemes also contain formatting errors.
Authors gave little attention to the details of the chemical transformations.
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